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September 2010

Upcoming Swiftwater Rescue Courses

There are still places availble on the English language SRT Advanced course and the German SRT courses in August and September so feel free to have a look in our course calendar.

Course Calendar

Prussik Testing

3-wrap prussik

In July a few Swiftwater Rescue instructors got together to find out which method of tying a Standard 3 wrap prussik would hold the most load.

Find out which is better in this artical.

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Near misses on the river

We were paddling on the lower middle Ötz (also known as the köfels section of the Ötz). It's a nice grade 4+ paddle but not if you get a helmet / deck entrapment whist paddling!

Find out more

New Equipment

Palm Extreme EV

The Swiftwater Rescue Team have been testing the new Palm Extreme Vest (or EV for short) for the last two months. Rob Hind even used the original Palm Waghi Extreme back in 1994 in Paupa New guinea.


Read more about the Palm EV